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Creating Patterns with Legos

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Energetic Activity: Letter Sound Punch Game

I laugh when I think of this game we did. It was on a whim, and of course, it was made for George, but ended up making it for Henry because he was more interested in it. [It always seems to go that way...] This is an activity that takes some movement [Yay! Gross Motor […]

Learning the ABCs

ABCs and Beyond on It’s Playtime!

Learning the ABCs are such a gigantic step for a preschooler! At least it was for me when Henry first recognized the letter M. After that, they fell into place really quickly! First there’s upper case letters, then lower case letters…. then its onto sounds [or sometimes sounds come before recognizing the letters]. And then […]

Block Activity for Kids Sorting by Shape

Sorting Blocks by Shape & Color

Henry and I were having some great quality, quiet time together while George was taking an early nap. We were playing with his Imaginets, matching patterns and shapes. When he started to get bored with that, I mentioned doing some patterning or sorting with our blocks. His response? “We don’t do that kind of patterning […]

It’s Playtime is Learning Time!

I love to find fun ways to teach new concepts to the boys.Henry’s been really into counting lately, so we’ve been doing a lot of things with numbers. [He's even adding and subtracting, and even sometimes dividing without even knowing it!]Here’s 4 learning activities for the kids from last week’s It’s Playtime! Above, clockwise from […]

Sand Sensory Art: 100th Day of Preschool

Henry had his first homework assignment for preschool. To create the number 100 out of something. [Not 100 of something, but to make the numbers themselves.] We discussed it together to decide what to make. [Henry told me his teacher made one out of corn!] We decided we wanted to make one with dirt. Well, […]

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Kid Activity: Crayon Color Sorting

The kids and I were out shopping, actually doing it to waste time to pick up Dad. And I came across these crayon shaped paint sample cards.  I had no plan for them, but I’ve been seeing a million ideas for sample cards lately, and thought there must be something I could do with them. […]

Kids Experiment: How Much Water Does it Hold?

Henry wanted to do an experiment. He said he’d come up with one for us to do after nap. So, after nap, Henry collected his things for his experiment. He brought a tractor and his wagons. He told me his experiment was to pour water into them. So I grabbed some cookie sheets in case […]

It’s Playtime: Some Favorites

Sometimes I just like to look through It’s Playtime and find some great ideas to bookmark [on Pinterest] for the kids to do. Okay. Most of the time. That’s what I do. Here are a few that I’m pinning to do with the boys in the near future. [Lessons Learnt Journals: Paperclip Number Match] First of […]

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Valentine Craft for Kids: Strings of Hearts Chandelier

A learning Valentine craft for kids to this Valentine’s Day! String up some pretty [and easy!] hearts to your dining room chandelier and it’ll set the mood with every meal. I cannot tell you all the levels of learning that Henry worked on when making this chandelier of hearts. Counting Patterning Cutting Threading Sequencing Just […]